Hooper retains Bath captaincy

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:57
Large stuart hooper Large garygoldbath Large francois louw bath looks 63

Bath on Wednesday confirmed that Stuart Hooper will continue as the club’s captain for the 2013/14 season.

Bath on Wednesday confirmed that Stuart Hooper will continue as the club’s captain for the 2013/14 season.

An integral member of the squad, Stuart, who made his 100th appearance in the Blue, Black and White last season, is a natural choice for the armband, and will head up a core group of leaders within the squad, as Gary Gold, Director of Rugby, explained.

"Stuart is a consummate professional, both on and off the pitch, and is the embodiment of the standards we expect of all the players here at Bath. His work ethic is second to none, he's a very intelligent player and he talks very well. His leadership qualities are unquestioned, and he has the utmost respect of all the players and staff at the club.

"We are fortunate to have some very strong leaders within the squad, with the likes of Rob Webber, Dave Attwood, Peter Stringer, Francois Louw and Paul James. They, along with Stuart, will form our leadership group for the season, making sure that the high standards we set ourselves on and off the pitch are met."

Hooper said: "I am of course delighted and honoured to be asked by Gary and the coaches to captain Bath for another season. We have a very exciting squad here that I am very proud to lead, and we are all looking forward to getting out on the pitch and getting the season underway."

There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 28 October 2016
Ulster v Munster 18h05 Kingspan Stadium
Glasgow Warriors v Treviso 18h35 Scotstoun Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Scarlets 18h35 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Edinburgh v Zebre 18h35 BT Murrayfield
Northampton Saints v Gloucester 18h45 Franklin's Gardens
Sat, 29 October 2016
Harlequins v Worcester Warriors 14h00 Twickenham Stoop
Saracens v Leicester Tigers 14h00 Allianz Park
Ospreys v Dragons 14h00 Liberty Stadium
Leinster v Connacht 16h15 RDS Arena
Sun, 30 October 2016
Wasps v Newcastle Falcons 14h30 Ricoh Arena
Bristol v Sale Sharks 15h00 Ashton Gate
Exeter Chiefs v Bath 15h00 Sandy Park
Team P W D L Pts
Saracens 6 5 0 1 25
Wasps 6 5 0 1 23
Bath 6 5 0 1 22
Leicester Tigers 6 4 0 2 19
Exeter Chiefs 6 2 1 3 15
Newcastle Falcons 6 3 0 3 14
Sale Sharks 6 2 1 3 13
Harlequins 6 3 0 3 12
Northampton Saints 6 2 0 4 11
Gloucester 6 1 1 4 11
Worcester Warriors 6 1 2 3 9
Bristol 6 0 0 6 2